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Like I said in the title, the black plastic lock that would hold the cable in place is broken. The pins are just kind of out there. I've gotten the drive to work every once in awhile but I was curious if anyone else had this problem/ ideas on how to fix or manage it.

[EDIT] I wasn't clear enough. It's on the hard drive, not the cable.
Edited by Fullinator - 3/10/12 at 3:35pm
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The best way to fix it is to just use another one. SATA cables can be bought at almost any computer store, even radio shack has them.
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I am afraid that I was not clear enough, which is my fault, but I meant the plastic piece on the hard drive. I wish it was the cable. i have tons of those hings running around in my drawers!
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Like this?

6970841287_9332ec213c_z.jpg
IMG_0308.jpg by seanwebster1212, on Flickr

I simply have mine in a laptop b/c with most of the laptop adapters you do not need the plastic to have a good connection.
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Like this?
6970841287_9332ec213c_z.jpg
IMG_0308.jpg by seanwebster1212, on Flickr
I simply have mine in a laptop b/c with most of the laptop adapters you do not need the plastic to have a good connection.

Yes! Although, the plastic is still on the power connection. Unfortunately, it's a full sized hard drive and I can't put it in a laptop. Are there any adapters that I could purchase for a desktop?
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post #6 of 14
2 of my servers drives have been broken such as that for a while, as long as you don't go in pulling on random cables you should be fine. But then again, it rarely ever gets touched or moved.
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2 of my servers drives have been broken such as that for a while, as long as you don't go in pulling on random cables you should be fine. But then again, it rarely ever gets touched or moved.

I see what you mean now, but I also had some with broken tabs on them. I installed them carefully and did not have a problem unless I tried to move my case.

Other than that they make drive bays but that kinda of makes it an external drive, not sure if you could get one inside your case or not. But if you are having that much trouble it might be worth a shot.
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post #8 of 14
You could use it as a external and use a USB to SATA data/power adapter. Though if you can simply set it in place and it works you should be fine, unless you move it accidentally that is.
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I think I will try putting it into the slot very carefully and not touching my case. What if I tried using some Gaffers tape to hold the sata cable in? Would that be bad?
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fullinator View Post

I think I will try putting it into the slot very carefully and not touching my case. What if I tried using some Gaffers tape to hold the sata cable in? Would that be bad?

As long as you don't block any of the air holes on the drive taping it should be fine.
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